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Teen-age Q. & A.

New York Times, Sunday, June 7, 1998

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 6 This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 0607 ( 17,743 )
Across
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___ salad : CHEFS
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Attempts : HASAT
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Churchill's "few" : RAF
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Cassius's costume : TOGA
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Welcome sight : OASIS
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The Sorbonne, e.g. : ECOLE
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Paella pot : OLLA
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Comet competitor : AJAX
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Q: ___ A: Later : WHATTIMEWILLYOUBEHOME
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Café additive : LAIT
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"Beverly Hills 90210" restaurant owner and others : NATS
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Passionate desire : LUST
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Originate : ARISE
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Sister of Terpsichore : ERATO
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Happy-lark go-between : ASA
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Open, in a way : SLIT
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Q: ___ A: Out : WHEREWILLYOUBETONIGHT
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It's charged : ION
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Egg manufacturer : HEN
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Hallow ending : EEN
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___ Bator : ULAN
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Indian Prime Minister, 1991-96 : RAO
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The others : THOSE
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Sch. supporters : PTA
52
River of Tours : LOIRE
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Aeronautical feat : SOLO
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Q: ___ A: O.K. : HOWWASYOURDAYATSCHOOL
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Some computer keys : ARROWS
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Med. drips : IVS
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Comprise : HAVE
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Payments for releases : RANSOMS
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Genetic inits. : RNA
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Took off a ship : UNLADED
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Just beat : EDGE
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Play to the camera : MUG
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Five-time Kentucky Derby winner : ARCARO
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Q: ___ A: Friends : WHOAREYOUGOINGOUTWITH
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"B.C." creator : HART
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Teased teen-agers : NERDS
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Laugh syllable : HEE
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First name in cosmetics : ESTEE
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Charlottesville-to-Richmond dir. : ESE
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Romanian ruler known as "the Impaler" : VLAD
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Rye filler : HAM
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Craggy peak : TOR
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Part of X-X-X : TAC
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Q: ___ A: I don't have any : WHENWILLYOUDOHOMEWORK
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"Jug handles" : EARS
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Bond rating : AAA
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Descriptive words for Ben Jonson : ORARE
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Painter El ___ : GRECO
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"Makin' Whoopee" songwriter : KAHN
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Vault : ARCH
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Tierra del Fuego, e.g. : ISLA
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Q: ___ A: I don't need one : WHYDONTYOUGETAHAIRCUT
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Tuner : DIAL
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Crewmate of Scotty : SULU
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Instant : TRICE
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Words of wisdom : ADAGE
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Not rash : SANE
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Vegas action : BET
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Bury : INTER
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Code name : MORSE
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Hood : COWL
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A few laughs : HAHA
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Actor Morales : ESAI
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Tailor, at times : FITTER
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Atl. speedster : SST
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Blood component : HEMATIN
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Colorless ketone : ACETOL
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Farm females : SOWS
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Frazier foe : ALI
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Gets into trouble, maybe : TELLSON
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Popular fast-food chain, informally : ROYS
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Very much : ALOT
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Winter woe : FLU
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Exotic vacation spot : TAHITI
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Spanish eyes : OJOS
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Willing : GAME
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Fire : AXE
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Button sources : ABALONES
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Greatly admiring : INAWE
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Poi party : LUAU
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Joyce's homeland : ERIN
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One who believes "practice makes perfect" : REHEARSER
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Per annum : AYEAR
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Genesis : START
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On the same side as : WITH
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Santa sounds : HOHO
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Poetically sufficient? : ENOW
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"___ pray" : LETUS
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Harbor markers : BUOYS
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He directed Marlon : ELIA
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Good routine : GROOVE
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Like an angel : HALOED
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Bushwhacker, e.g. : TOOL
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Tried to hit, in dialect : SWANGAT
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Geneva Convention concern : POWS
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Hot rocks : LAVA
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Trails : SHADOWS
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Like some shows : SRO
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Israeli day : YOM
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Dog, Down Under : DINGO
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Tour operator, at times : CHARTERER
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Go over old territory? : REHASH
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Renée of the silents : ADOREE
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Area covers : RUGS
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Press : URGE
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Staff sgt., e.g. : NCO
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Charlie of the 60's Orioles : LAU
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Confuse : MUDDY
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Weather prefix : ANEMO
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"That was close!" : WHEW
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Neighborhood : ENVIRONS
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Cheers : YELLS
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Master's ordeal : ORAL
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"If ___ nickel..." : IHADA
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Put ___ (ask hard questions of) : ITTO
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Eye drop : TEAR
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"Darn it!" : HECK
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China's Yellow Emperor : HUANGTI
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Arsonist : TORCHER
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N.C.A.A. World Series site : OMAHA
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Irk : NEEDLE
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Western city or its radio station : WACO
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Diamond Head locale : OAHU
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"Well begun is half done" writer : HORACE
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Nut : WEIRDO
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Classic Italian car : GHIA
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Tom Clancy hero : RYAN
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Actor MacLachlan : KYLE
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Month of l'été : AOUT
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Busy : ATIT
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Capone trademark : SCAR
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Totes : LUGS
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Suit to ___ : ATEE
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O.E.D. entries : WDS
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Container : TUB
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Directional suffix : ERN
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Cartesian conclusion : IAM

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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